Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study program offers students the opportunity to work part-time to help cover college expenses. Federal work-study is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and meet certain eligibility requirements. Work-study wages are paid directly to the student as they are earned, not to the University’s Bursar’s Office. Federal Work-Study students are paid $7.75 per hour and paid on a monthly basis. 

If you are interested in checking your eligibility, please fill out the Federal Work-Study Eligibility Request Form.

Federal Work-Study Inquiry Form

Steps to Federal Work-Study 

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
    A completed FAFSA application is required to receive Federal Work-Study. Complete the FAFSA 
  2. Check your award status. 
    A student must have been awarded Federal Work-Study before receiving a work contract. If you have not been awarded Federal Work-Study (check your awards), you may contact the Office of Financial Aid to review your eligibility. Financial aid award details can be viewed via Student Self-Service.
  3. Search for campus job openings. 
    A number of paid on-campus employment opportunities are available. Open positions can be found by visiting CUHired or by speaking to departments directly. 
  4. Submit your completed federal work study contract to your supervisor BEFORE beginning a work study position. 
    Federal Work-Study students are allowed to work for multiple departments, but may not exceed the maximum awarded hours. An authorized Federal Work-Study contract is required for each department.
  5. Once you are cleared from HR and Payroll, then you may begin to work.

Important Documents & Links

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